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Old 04-28-2021, 07:59 AM   #41
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4+ months into retirement and I have never been busier, nor more active. Lost 25lbs first year retired. I have always been a busy person with far more interests than time to spend with them. I have 3 antique cars and a hobby business in vintage parts repair and manufacturing. We bought a second (120 year old) lake house in '19.


Two things I have taken up since retiring is hiking (528 miles last year) and cooking.


That being said, there is nothing that I want to do 8 hours a day. Having so many interests/hobbies serves my mild ADD, I can flit from one thing to another and the best days I do a little of a bunch of things, including getting up when I want to, reading email and social media and having 3 cups of coffee in the morning and of course a hike in the woods with our younger dog after lunch.



Never been busier... but I love it for one simple reason: I know that I don't HAVE to do anything. To me, that is the very essence of retirement.
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Old 05-08-2021, 12:18 PM   #42
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In have decided to retire next April. I have thought about what will keep me busy the realised I don’t need to keep busy. I’ll do my walking, this will be long coastal walks around Scotland and maybe England, cycling and any jobs round the house or garden. I also want to start yoga exercises at my gym.

I intend to buy a Campervan and DW and I will tour our magnificent country and plan outperform European adventures. So active, but not busy.
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Old 05-09-2021, 10:43 AM   #43
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Retired for 3 months and We have been packing, downsizing and setting up for a move. We have busy doing stuff that has to be done, but some days do what we want to relax. We will be moving in a few weeks and then resting for a week before starting our house hunting in earnest. We have been watching the housing market and know what to expect. Renting for awhile while we house hunt. Once we are into our retirement house we will be engaged with a lot of activities. No plans to watch TV and sit around all day.
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Old 05-09-2021, 12:34 PM   #44
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The nice thing about retirement is you are in charge of your own day! Plan whatever you want to do, when ever you want to do it.
5 years ago, I started out with a "list" of things to get done, worked diligently at crossing them off one by one, then realized if something else came up that day and I didn't get that project crossed off, I felt frustrated. Threw that list away super fast!!
I don't have a schedule, but things get done when they need too. I enjoy my days and my time is my own. Love it!!
Everyone gets their own retirement groove, you will find yours.
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Old 05-10-2021, 06:16 PM   #45
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5 years ago, I started out with a "list" of things to get done, worked diligently at crossing them off one by one, then realized if something else came up that day and I didn't get that project crossed off, I felt frustrated. Threw that list away super fast!!

Just say "Yes" to "no" lists!
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:33 PM   #46
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I will probably employ a list, but it will be open-ended. My goal would to cross things off before they get too many pages behind
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:58 PM   #47
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I never want to be busy again. I never wanted to be busy when I was working.

But hey, they're paying you eh?
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Old 05-10-2021, 09:08 PM   #48
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After 27years of ER I've formed some strong opinions. Busy can be bad like that evil WORK! grin. Never volunteer erstwhile one can get BUSY before realization sets in. It's hard to un volunteer. One can always show up and contribute. My two cents.

Learn that No is a wonderful word.

After 27 years of active, busy, volunteer, and slacking, watching grass grow, gym, hiking, re modeling , travel, etc., and mixtures thereof I go with the mixes I like and my body/psyche tell me are OK.

Heh heh heh - ER grants you freedom to chose and go forth.
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